Thursday, December 31, 2009

L. Ron Hubbard explains the secret of OTIII

After stating the "clear cognition" (a kind of answer to an unspoken riddle), and after your check "clears" the bank, you may be initiated into the secret of OTIII.

Your auditor will take you to a room where you may sit and examine the contents of a folder. You'll be watched by video cameras to insure you don't try to crib the information somehow.

In LRH's own hand, you will read the following (click to enlarge):


Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Join the only team on Earth dedicated to making OTs


A recently-leaked 2009 issue of "International Scientology News" features a large advertisement recruiting for Scientology's paramilitary organization and pretend-Navy, the Sea Organization. To anyone who didn't know better (which apparently includes the 50,000 remaining Scientologists worldwide), to join the "Sea Org" is as honorable an endeavor as such legitimate public service as joining the military forces of one's own country. Those fancy uniforms must mean that the Sea Org is very important, right? Unfortunately for Scientology, being in the Sea Org is about as useless a thing as anyone can do. Moreover, it is really an intensification of Scientology brainwashing and in many ways is even a kind of slavery.

Would you be interested in working for an organization for which the following statements are true?

* Employees are housed in compounds, behind fences with locked gates and mounted security cameras.
* Employees are bused between the workplace and their locked housing compound, which is too far away to walk or bike (and which isn’t allowed anyway).
* Employees may not leave the housing compound without permission.
* Employees are forbidden to own or use cell phones and have no access to public telephones. If they make a call on company phones, they must first obtain permission, schedule it, and the call is always monitored.
* Foreign employees have their passports confiscated and locked in a company safe. US citizens who have passports also have their passports confiscated and locked in the safe.
* Most employees routinely have expired drivers licenses as their only form of identification (if they have even that).
* Employees are often transferred from business entity to business entity within the organization, and very seldom with any traditional administrative/personnel paperwork being done with the new entity (I-9, W-4, applications, transfer papers, etc.).
* There is a whole department dedicated to the obtaining of visas for foreign nationals, and a basic procedure to lie about the reason for a visa, which is contrary to the actual use of the visa.
* Foreign personnel who are “out of status” (visa expired) are sometimes transferred to other locations and their names changed
* Employees’ normal work hours are from 8 am to 11 pm daily, seven days a week, and they are routinely kept working until 2 am or 3 am. Many times they are kept working throughout the night with no chance of being bused back to their housing compound.
* Employees are not fed sufficiently, either because they are forbidden a meal break, given only a few minutes to eat, or the food provided is inadequate. Long term employees are often underweight.
* The employees are paid less than minimum wage. (At most, $50/week. Some employees are not paid at all.)
* The employees are given little to no medical or dental care — and only in emergency situations, if then. Many employees have rotting teeth and haven’t seen a dentist in years. Medical problems are often neglected or the person forbidden from seeking medical help outside the employer (who does not provide a doctor or nurse on site).
* The employees are not covered by any form of social welfare or retirement benefits and often the employer has not registered the person’s meager wages with social security.
* The employer threatens the employee with enormous debts should they consider leaving; and has routinely billed and collected from those who have left.
* The employer threatens the employee with throwing out the person who will then be indigent. Most employees have no money, no assets and long since lost contact with their families. They fear being indigent.
* The employees routinely do not have any form of bank account for their assets, and most have no assets because they are paid insufficiently to require a bank account. The employees are usually paid in cash.
* The employer opens all employee personal mail and reads it and censors it — passing on only those bits the employer deems okay.
* The employees are not free to roam independently around the local area unsupervised and unaccompanied. When allowed to roam accompanied and supervised, they are told where they can and cannot go. The local area they are allowed to roam in is covered by employer’s security cameras.
* The employees are forbidden to tell others about their living and working conditions. The employees are taught to be fearful of those outside this employment and have been taught that law enforcement and social services are enemies. They are taught and practiced in how to lie about their conditions.
* At employer’s work location, there are none of the usual Labor Law posters available for viewing of the employees. Employees are unable to learn of their worker rights by normal means.
* Employees are forbidden to watch, and are denied access to, televisions and newspapers. They have little to no access to information about the world outside their work and living compounds.
* Employees are forbidden access to the Internet and email, and are prevented from accessing the Internet.
* All sex between workers (including those married to each other) is discouraged, and female workers who become pregnant undergo extreme pressure and duress to get them to abort the pregnancy — including denying them access to their husbands to discuss the matter.
* Employees who “run” are sought out and returned with physical force and psychological coercion. Other employees practice procedures to hunt down people who “run”. Employees deemed “flight risks” due to something they have said to another, are kept under surveillance and guarded and restrained by security personnel.
* The employer maintains another compound, somewhere else, where employees work and live on the premises, without busing. This compound is fenced with security fencing (including razor-sharp inward-facing spikes, vibration detectors, flood lights, cameras, and electronic notification systems), security personnel at all gates (with guns), and it’s rare that any employees are allowed out. Some of the employees haven’t been out of that compound in years.
* The employer maintains a punishment work detail for those whom it deems troublemakers. This work detail is not allowed to speak with anyone, works a minimum of 10 hours of hard manual labor a day, gets substandard nutrition provided for meals, and gets a maximum of 7 hours of sleep per night. The employer also maintains an extra-punishment work detail for those who do not cooperate with the regular punishment work detail. Those poor souls work continuously, and get a maximum of 6 hours of sleep per night.
* Employees wear fancy pseudo-Naval uniforms for photo-ops and special events, and follow a pretend-Naval hierarchy of "rank."
* Employer employs several thousand personnel throughout the USA.

All these things are true of the Scientology cult's "Sea Organization" (Sea Org)!

Above wall of text copypasta'd from:
http://www.xenu-directory.net/scnorgs/seaorg1.html

Monday, December 28, 2009

Shreddies



I believe this ad will serve as a useful metaphor for something, at some point. So I'm leaving it here.

Saturday, December 26, 2009

What are your crimes?

Whatever your crimes, they likely pale in comparison to this:
"We are slowly and carefully teaching the unholy a lesson. It is as follows: We are not a law enforcement agency. BUT we will become interested in the crimes of people who seek to stop us. If you oppose Scientology we promptly look up – and find and expose – your crimes. If you leave us alone we will leave you alone."
--L Ron Hubbard

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Stairway to Heaven = Bridge to Total Freedom

Interesting story from an ex-Scientologist:
Well, I'll tell you what was really written for us....almost half a century ago. Way back when Hector was a pup, the Incredible String Band was very into Scientology and also quite famous. Rose Simpson from Incredible String Band was dating Robert Plant, a member of Led Zeppelin. Robert Plant then wrote Stairway to Heaven, a rather cynical song about buying salvation, which went on to be the number one hit of the 20th century. There's a bit of Scientology trivia the cult would rather forget.

Bowie writes to his first American fan

In 1967 a fourteen year-old girl from New Mexico sent a fan letter to David Bowie, who took the time to write back. Image of his reply below (click for larger version):



Full story here.

"Don't let my brother's death be in vain"

Stephen McBride, Nick Xenophon call for Senate Inquiry into Scientology cult from Harvey Smith on Vimeo.

Human Rights Activists Celebrate 2009's Many Wins Against Scientology Cult

"As 2009 comes to a close, the Scientology organization is reeling from another year of high-level defections, criminal convictions, journalistic exposes and books detailing the cult's criminal practices, and intense pressure from human rights activists. The Anonymous global network of human rights activists are keen to hold Scientology's leaders accountable for their crimes, which include organized fraud, human trafficking, kidnapping, obstruction of justice, and toxic waste dumping."
From: Glory Marcabia.

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Counterfeit Dreams

Found a blog I must read when time allows, Counterfeit Dreams. Excerpt below:

“I found these in your room yesterday,” he said, reaching into a box and producing two magazines, a Newsweek and an Entertainment Weekly, several months old. “Why do you read such trash” he asked me, in his thick German accent. “So you can masturbate to the pictures?” He indicated the photograph of a pretty actress on the cover.

“I like to know what’s going on in the world,” I replied. The outside world I’ll soon be a part of.

“I don’t need to know what’s going on,” he replied. “All I need to know is that it’s bad out there in the wog world and Scientology has the solutions. That’s what L. Ron Hubbard says and that’s all I need to know. People laugh at me because I don’t know who the President of the United States is,” he added. “I don’t need to know that.” He threw the magazines back in the box. “You don’t need this garbage.”

How are ordinary people induced to accept the role of slave or prisoner to others who are so careless and even cruel?

Revulsion

Been reading some old threads at whyweprotest.net. Slowly I'm getting a sense for how the Scientology tech works. Seems like it's a means to gain control over those moral feelings that we find so compelling. This can be a good thing, as when a doctor learns how to do something painful to a child without flinching. But it can also, obviously, be a very bad thing.

Something in the testimony of ex-Scientologists provokes in me a sense of revulsion. What was done to these people or what they learned to do to themselves was wrong.

I don't know how to pack that word "wrong" with what I feel. Bold, larger font, underline --wouldn't be enough.


Sunday, December 20, 2009

Aaron Saxton to the Sea Org, Sydney Dec-19-2009

Aaron claims that the Church of Spiritual Technology (CST) owns Scientology's copyrights and trademarks and receives funds from the Religious Technology Center (RTC), which receives funds from a number of Scientology related entities.

But this is the important bit: Aaron claims that non-Scientologist attorneys who have some relationship with the IRS sit on the board of CST, and that the CST arrangement was part of the secret deal worked out between the CoS and the IRS in 1993.

If this is true... well, words fail me.

If this is true, the citizens of the USA need to examine this strange relationship in detail immediately.

But what hope do we have of separating signal from background noise, when the airwaves are filled with wacky conspiracy theories about 9/11, UFOs, lizard people, and psychic mind control? How are we to comprehend any genuine, covert abuse of power in an environment of so much strangeness?

Puzzling accidents, suicides, and other deaths become fodder for semi-fictional screenplays, further complicating any effort to separate reality from distortion.

Three people read this blog. Hopefully that will be enough to spark a larger public conversation.


Aaron Saxton speech to Sea Org - Sydney Dec 19, 2009 from Harvey Smith on Vimeo.


Addendum: Google is my friend. Here ya go:
There's no reason to try and sugar-coat it: IRS has agents now operating inside Scientology, micro-managing not only Scientology as a whole, but snooping into the private lives and financial affairs of Scientologists. And since IRS is in the Treasury Department, and the Treasury Department is part of the cabinet of the President of the United States, this is all being carried out with the full knowledge and power of the highest office in the land, and all being managed and carried out with your tax dollars.

Scientology is, in short, the first official federal religion of the United States.


This will not end well.

Saturday, December 19, 2009

贾君鹏你妈妈喊你回家吃饭

Jia Jun Peng, your mother wants you to come home for dinner!




Excerpt from the LA Times:

...in China, the latest Internet obsession began with an anonymous post on a computer gaming forum: "Jia Junpeng, your mom is calling you to come home and eat."

Was it a vexed parent hunting down her Internet-addicted child in cyberspace? A cheeky gamer poking fun at one of his buddies? Or simply an idler with a sense of humor?

The post's author and motive are unknown. What's clear is that the catchphrase has gone viral in recent weeks, kind of like a Chinese version of the satirical "facts" about actor and martial artist Chuck Norris that have spread on U.S. social media.

Jia Junpeng has popped up on T-shirts, on blogs and in song. The expression has been embraced by human rights advocates who sought the release of a jailed legal scholar. Naturally, businesses have also co-opted the meme of the moment.

A Sichuan car dealer advertised its vehicles with a banner that read: "Jia Junpeng, your mom is calling you to drive home a Roewe 550." A nearby restaurant hung a banner that read: "Jia Junpeng, your mom is calling you to eat Yanjing Hotpot!"

So widespread is the joke, it has its own Wikipedia entry. Even the state-run China Daily felt it necessary to weigh in with an editorial that called the spectacle "a demonstration of collective boredom."

The exact reason this quippy non sequitur has captured the fancy of millions of Chinese is as murky as its author. But it arrives while the Internet is expanding its reach into contemporary Chinese culture.

Jia Junpeng (pronounced Jah Joon-pung) joins a slew of online fads that have littered an increasingly crowded Web. China added 40 million Internet users in the first half of this year, boosting its total to 338 million -- a group larger than the population of the U.S.

In a country where free speech and public discourse are limited, Chinese are coalescing online and churning out catchphrases and goofy videos the way Americans have done for years.

Instead of the roly-poly, light saber-wielding "Star Wars kid" of American viral video fame, China has “Xiao Pang,” or “Little Chubby,” an unsuspecting Shanghai schoolboy whose face has been slapped onto images of everything from the Mona Lisa to "Pirates of the Caribbean" posters.

What makes the Internet especially potent in China, experts say, is its growing role as a social outlet.

Most young Chinese can't afford to roam shopping malls, catch a movie or go to karaoke. State television is often painfully out of vogue. So keeping up with peers on Internet forums and instant messaging services becomes a far more appealing alternative. Inside jokes such as Jia Junpeng are a big part of the allure.

"China has a more tightly integrated Internet community," said Kaiser Kuo, a Beijing blogger. "Everything you do is social media. It's almost incomprehensible for something like Jia Junpeng to pick up millions of posts in the States. But in China, virality is so much more ferocious."

Those movements can take on subversive undertones. Wordplay, a classic form of Chinese humor, is not only satirical but also necessary with so many government minders about.

Spyvate Sector and your older brother


The Colbert Report
Mon - Thurs 11:30pm / 10:30c
The Word - Spyvate Sector
www.colbertnation.com


Colbert Report Full Episodes

Political Humor

Economy

Total information awareness depresses me, as the people doing the data mining will be the same morons you and I went to high school with. Some of the miners will have loyalties to secretive organizations that would rather that you or I STFU. Some will simply be small minded, vindictive jerks.



That creepy logo is the official seal of the US Information Awareness Office. The motto: "SCIENTIA EST POTENTIA," or "Knowledge is Power Control."

Two stories I can't tell: One involves FBI agents appearing at a friend's door on the basis of a few phrases in some emails. That was a couple of years ago. The other event was recent but its details are ambiguous indicators of surveillance at best.

Speaking of occult organizations that like to shut people up, it's worth noting that the Church of Strong Believers (CSB) has been at war with the Internet since the mid-1990s. Essentially, the CSB wants the ability to pull up everything about you at will, particularly if you say something unflattering about it.

Many CSB sympathizers are among the leadership of prominent Internet companies. Examples include the former Warner Bros head and Tom Cruise producer Terr y Se mel, who had been the CEO of Yahoo! until June '07 then was chairmen until January '08; and Sk y Da yton who ran Earth link and now is chairman of Hel io (Yes, I know. Spacing tricks don't fool Carnivore. Just messing with Google search).

I expect that most snoops and spies that infiltrate Internet businesses are middle managers and worker drones, not top executives who require plausible deniability. But executives play a role. They can influence, directly or indirectly, who gets hired, which incidents and departments are scrutinized closely, and who might occasionally be allowed greater access to sensitive information.

Friday, December 18, 2009

Letter to John Travolta

Dear Mr. Travolta,

There are hints in the news that Jett's death has shaken you. Of course a child's death is a terrible thing for any parent. But rumors are that KSW* pressure has added to your pain.

Well, who knows. Certainly not me.

Ex-Scientologists say that audit files are used to blackmail people who think about leaving. Maybe I can help with that by promising not to care. Srsly. No matter what dirt the church dishes once you're out, I promise not to give a fuck.

Sex with guys? No problemo.
Animals? Imma let it go.
Tax evasion? Hey, I'm sure it can be fixed.
Killed a man just to watch him die? If they can't prove it, willing to overlook.

I looked at a web site called "religious freedom watch" (not gonna link; you can Google). The site lists individuals the Church of Scientology does not like, and it lists a bunch of embarrassing stuff about each. In one case it looks like they dug through old chat sessions to pull out comments that might look racist. None of the comments actually recommend doing something unfair or mean to blacks or latinos or any other group. They're more, "OMG why did the person making that stupid speech have to be black." In my book that's no crime.

Mr. Travolta, there's nothing you might have done that could upset or frighten me more than the thought of the RFW douche bags in power over wogs like me.

So do come out of the cult when you're ready. If the OSA retaliate by sliming you in the gossip rags, I will cheer you three times louder to drown their voices.

Sincerely,
Ann E. Mouse
________________________
*"Keep Scientology working," a euphemism for "everything great, boss!"

In their own words



Original below. Note that they hit the word "crusade" about 4 times.

19815

Freewinds Maiden Voyage Anniversary

From the Angry Dwarf: "So, these are just 2 handler guys that were at the Maiden Voyage of the Freewinds Anniversary in LA that all local scientologists are supposed to attend. 5,000 attendees was what the scilons told the city would be present. Perhaps 500 came. In the most densely public scilon place on the planet...

So Alex and Droopy here were doing the TR routines on anons all night...thinking it was having an effect. What a wonderful religion!"


Alex and Droopy at the Maiden Voyage Anniversary in LA, July 3, 2009 from Angry Dwarf on Vimeo.


What other organization manages to combine control freak competence and riches with such utter social retardation?

I can't take my eyes off this fascinoma.

The Selfish Meme


I want to believe


Why We Protest - Tech Support


http://forums.whyweprotest.net

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Just adding to the front group list

earthorganization.org

Council for National Policy

That last one isn't strictly a front group. It's more a coalition of Moonies, Scientologists, and Dominionists.

Wait, you say. Those guys have serious theological differences. How do they manage to get along?

Think for a minute and the answer will come to you.

Addendum:
From the Wikipedia entry for the CNP above: "Membership is by invitation only. The membership list, previously made public, is now 'strictly confidential.'"

We need to change the tax laws. Secret societies should not count as charities, non-profits, or religious organizations. The former represents self interest at the expense of society. The latter are in the public interest.

The powerful have become too powerful. They can read our email. They can review our Google searches on a whim. But we can't return the favor.

We have a window of opportunity for pushing back.

Again from Wikipedia: "Our members are united in their belief in a free enterprise system, a strong national defense, and support for traditional western values."

"Traditional western values" is code for "no homo." Not that these guys actually care about what people do in the privacy of their own bedroom. They merely recognize the value of an enemy or scapegoat.

Fun facts: The homo bashing has been a problem for the Scientologists in Hollywood. Recently Miscavige has been re-writing L Ron Hubbard's policy statements to tone down the anti-gay bits.

LOL if you find that reassuring. They're merely hiding text that their enemies can use against them.

There are reports elsewhere that much of the Xenu story has been removed from OTIII.

MOAR addendum: Gay tax attorneys. Gay CPAs. If we clue them in, they will help us save de Urfs.

Monday, December 14, 2009

YOU LIE!

Clues that an interviewee might be scuttling the truth.

Answering with a question
What do you mean? How should I know? How could I know? What makes you think I’d know? Why are you asking me that? Why do you need to know that? What kind of question is that?

Generalized answer to specific question
I’m not the kind of person who would do that. I’m not the kind of person who would ever try to do something like that. I’m not the kind of person who would think of doing that. I don’t do things of the nature. I don’t even think about doing things like that. I wouldn’t be able to do anything like that. I couldn’t do something like that.

Preserving dignity
I won’t dignify that question with an answer. What kind of question is that? I’ve got better things to do than answer questions like that. I don’t like that question. I don’t see why I have to answer that question. Why would I rob my own store? That’s ridiculous.

Nothing more
I guess that’s about it. That’s about all I know. That’s about the size of it. That’s about the gist of it, As far as I know, that’s about it. That’s pretty much what happened. There’s not much more to say. There’s not a lot more to say.

Difficult question
That’s a hard question. That’s a tough question. That’s a good question. That’s a good one. That’s a tough one. That’s a difficult question. That’s a hard one for me.

Tangential answer
"Did you steal my chocolate chip cookies?" I don’t even like cookies.
"Did you stab her?"  I don’t like knives.
"Did you kill her?" I loved her.

Could, should, would
I could deny that. I could say no. I would deny that. I would deny that assertion. I would deny that allegation. I should say not. I should say no. I could say...I would say...

Malaprops
My answers’ll tree the booth (free the truth). Just that I’m doing everything I can to prove myself guilty. There’s really not true much else I can think about. It’ll show I’m tellin’ not the truth. Should I talk around what we did last night, or what?

Failure to communicate
I couldn’t say. I can’t say. I can’t think of anything about that. I can’t tell you anything about that. I’m not able to tell you anything. I’m not able to say. I can’t explain anything about that. I couldn’t tell you that. I can say this. I can only tell you this. I can’t really tell you that.

Brain injury
Not that I remember. I don’t remember. I don’t remember anything like that. I’m just going off on what I can remember. I guess not.  All that I can remember is. I don’t recall. I can’t seem to recall at this time. Not that I recall. Not to my knowledge. I don’t think so.

Found along the crazywebs.

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Say, that's not who I think it is, is it?












1996:  the December 1996 issue of Scientology's French language publication, Éthique & Liberté, published what it called an "Interview exclusive" against drug-use," written by [Bill] Clinton himself ( solitarytrees.net).

1996:  Scientology's "Hands of Hope" Quilt project culminated with a visit in 1996 to Washington, DC, where the children and their parents received a warm welcome from First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton in the East Room of the White House.  (scientology.org).

2001:  Clinton pardoned A. Glenn Braswell, owner of Gero Vita, an alt med scam that ran into IRS problems.  Scientology lawyer Gerald Feffer of Williams & Connolly represented Braswell.  Feffer's other clients include the Clintons and David Miscavige.  Feffer's wife Monique Yingling helped secure Scientology's tax exemption status in 1993.  holysmoke.org).

2001:  Hillary's brother Hugh Rodham was hired by scientologist John Coale (husband of Greta Van Susteren) to work on the tobacco lawsuit scam. Coale got millions in fees (holysmoke.org).

11-21-02:  Hillary Clinton, as a prominent member of the National Foundation of Women Legislators (NFWL), a CCHR front group, visited a Narconon center in Ensenada (cultnews.com).

8-30-03  NFWL website urges the Senate to pass the Child Medication Safety Act of 2003 (cultnews.com).

The Fall of David Miscavige


Reviewer: "I laughed. I cried."

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

The Hollywood Wars

I stumbled across this fascinating story copypasta'd on a few sites. Maybe the first site is here.

Typos and "Mr. Moviemaker" appearing where the author must have meant, "Mr. Moviestar" or vice-verse, made the reading slow going. So I'm going to clean it up and post chunks of it here, for your amusement. If I get the whole thing done I'll invite the author to steal it back.

________________________________

The ending of one of Hollywood’s better friendships changed the status quo between two powerful camps within the entertainment industry. Their falling out left a chill in the air, but not for long. A moment came when the working, icy veneer cracked and gave way to heated accusations and overt enmity. Then, like a brush fire moving through the California foothills, the flames of war spread rapidly until all of Hollywood was ablaze.

The first battle salvo appeared during diner at a local restaurant. A conversation became a disagreement loud enough to turn heads. Weeks later Mr. Moviemaker, a venerable icon of film making, found himself under aggressive attack by the Church of Strong Believers. He reached out to allies among an old and powerful Hollywood lobby. They in turn proved capable of delivering some punishing blows to Mr. Moviestar.

That’s when the gloves really came off. No one in the industry felt safe from attack. Even worker bees claiming bystander status were pressed to take sides. Survival meant learning how to handle the pressure while avoiding getting squashed.

When Strangers Come Calling

A few weeks after the restaurant exchange, Mr. Moviemaker was approached by his security detail. They informed him that Mrs. Moviemaker had someone following her, perhaps for quite a while. It also appeared that someone had been making inquiries about her.

Alarmed by the news, Mr. Moviemaker spoke with his reliable contacts among local authorities. They did some checking and discovered that yes, there were in fact a couple of PIs hired to follow his wife around and to dig for anything embarrassing or incriminating in her past. Who'd hired them? Well, the officials couldn't answer. But Mr. Moviemaker had a safe bet. He phoned his legal team who applied sufficient pressure to the PIs to make them back off.

Two weeks later Mr. Moviemaker received a phone call from a friendly reporter working for a major national broadcast agency in the US. The reporter requested a private meeting to discuss something concerning Mr. Moviemaker himself, something shocking. He wanted to hear Mr. Moviemaker’s side of things before airing the article that had been passed to him.

Mr. Moviemaker effectively challenged the story, explaining how it was nothing more than inaccuracies, distortions, and outright lies. The reporter was glad he'd taken the time to double-check his facts.

The two attacks coming so close together troubled and enraged Mr. Moviemaker. It wasn't just his reputation that was on the line; his family's safety was being threatened. He had no doubt, then, that his former friend had become a disturbingly dangerous enemy. However he would not retaliate... yet.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Xenu is an Onion of Many Layers





Please keep going, Mr. Aaron Saxton, for as long as you are able. I very much would like to understand the intelligence agency known as "Scientology."

Naturopaths? In MY primary care? (HR3590)

Steve Novella and others reasonably capable of organized thought have formed a non-profit, the Institute for Science in Medicine.

Steve is smoove and haz teh sexy. You should probably just start writing big checks right now and never stop (payable to the ISM).

Save de Urfs!

Exerpt from first press release below:

Additional Comment by ISM President Mark B. Johnson, MD, MPH:


“I find it extremely unfortunate, and even alarming, that at a time when the house of medicine is focusing its efforts on re-establishing an evidence-based foundation to improve quality and patient safety, so many influential politicians and celebrities are lending support to unproven therapies, unscientific principles and outright quackery. Recent examples of this are the firestorm of protest against the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force’s recommendations on the use of mammography and the CAM mandates in the health-reform bills. In the current state of confusion that many in the general population find themselves as to what constitutes good medical practices, the last thing we need is the licensure and governmental support of more substandard (CAM) practitioners.”

Provisions of Concern:
Healthcare workforce and professionals:
Senate Bill (HR3590): Secs. 5101(h)(3)(i)(1) and (2)[p. 1295, line 2, to p. 1297, line 2]
House Bill (HR3962): Sec. 3101(4)(10) [p. 1669, lines 10-19]

Medical-home model:
Senate Bill (HR3590): Sec. 3502(b)(4) [p. 1068, line 21, through p. 1069, line 5], and
Sec. 3502(c)(6)(F) [p. 1071, lines 15-17]
House Bill (HR3962): Sec. 1833(p)(3)(A) [p. 702, line 21, through p. 703, line 9]

Insurance reimbursement:
Senate Bill (HR3590): Sec. 2706 [p. 95, line 8, through p. 96, line 2]
House Bill (HR3962): Sec. 238 [p. 133, lines 3-13]

Use of the derogatory term “allopathy”:
Senate Bill (HR3590): Sec. (g)(1)(B)(i) [p. 1038, lines 15-16], and
Sec. 775(c)(1)(B)(ii) [p. 1322, line 6]
House Bill (HR3962): Sec. Sec. 3101(4)(10) [p. 1669, line 11]

Monday, November 30, 2009

Desiree Jennings, restore your deleted pages

Below is a screen capture of a forum discussion for people living in a part of Virginia near Desiree Jennings.


Ms. Jennings, please restore your facebook pages so people can read what you wrote about taking antibiotics earlier this year.

Other health issues are relevant to understanding the movement problems that might or might not be related to the flu shot.

Sherwin Nuland on ECT

Saturday, November 28, 2009

KITTEHS FITE INTERNET CENSORS!! (this is relevant to your interests)

The Infomation Cold War

I see two possible futures: one where we're all more digitally naked than we'd like to be, and another where our information is "protected" by guardian-racketeers. Monopolized access to sensitive info is such a powerful thing, I can't imagine humans resisting the temptation to abuse the privilege.

I imagine that an open world will work out better for rational people generally. So I favor Wikileaks.
Wikileaks has publicly revealed more sensitive military documents in the past year than the entire world's press combined... The claim may be true for other document types as well, yet it is hard to establish. Military and intelligence documents have classification labels that can be easily searched for, while other leaked documents are hard to distinguish from public content.

The statistic reveals perhaps not so much the ongoing strength of Wikileaks but rather the bankrupt condition of the rest of the fourth estate.

Article here.

Friday, November 27, 2009

This seems like you're shoving a whole lot of nothing down my throat.



The social media guru. This is lulzy. Enjoy!

Marketing: Magic or Magick?



The bullshit artists are kicking our asses right now, particularly with alt med. Time for the science based community to crank up their understanding of branding and subjective value.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Thunderf00t on Anonymous



Collective action as an emergent phenomenon.

I was the father of Jesus Christ



Just a little something that I picked up while strolling the webs today.

Ever wonder what hypnosis is? Basically, it's a relaxed state like you feel when you're drifting off to sleep. But rather than slipping into disorganized mental images and experiences, someone is there to suggest and guide the dream-like experience. Most people need some practice before they can drift off easily into that state. And it takes time, usually, to develop the trust that allows one to accept another person's suggestions as one's own.

Much of the dream-like self-exploration that arises during auditing sessions in Scientology appears to be accepted as a genuine recollection of past lives. That's unfortunate.

The guy in this video doesn't appear to be schizophrenic or grossly psychotic. If he were around ordinary people saying, WTF? at the right moments, he probably could shake off the delusion we see in that clip. But if he's surrounded by a community that reinforces such ego-stroking fantasies, he's going to have a hell of a time re-connecting with the rest of us.

Poor bastard. I really do feel sorry for him.

The tape seems old... wonder what ever happened to the guy.

Monday, November 23, 2009

Anonymous Sidney: Ring Ring Ring, XENOPHON!!

SydneyAnon - 21/11 - Finish the Fight Raid, Part 2 from Zhent on Vimeo.



Dammit, past my bedtime. I was hoping to hear if the Aussies had voted yet on the investigation question...

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Anonymous Hamburg: A Winner is You!

Anonymous Chicago: Fear Them!!!



Today there was a hastily arranged, slap-dash rally in support of Senator Xenophone by Chicago terrorists anonymous.

Good work, lads!

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Why We Worry for Xenophon

Take Keith Henson's story --just one example of the the Church of Scientology's (CoS) heavy-handed response to criticism.
In 1996, many of Scientology's secret writings were released onto the Internet, and the Church of Scientology embarked on a massive worldwide campaign to keep them from being spread to the general public. Henson examined these writings, entitled New Era Dianetics (NOTS), and from his examination of these secret documents, claimed that Scientology was committing medical fraud. The NOTS documents, he said, contained detailed instructions for the treatment of physical ailments and illnesses through the use of Scientology practices. ...To prove his claim, Henson posted two pages from the NOTS documents onto the Usenet newsgroup alt.religion.scientology.

Henson's Usenet post was ruled a copywrite violation, for which he was fined $75,000. This apparently pissed him off, as he subsequently began to picket regularly outside of Scientology's Gold Base. The CoS complained about the picketing to the Riverside County authorities, who then charged Henson with three misdemeanors: making criminal threats, attempting to make criminal threats, and threatening to interfere with freedom to enjoy a constitutional privilege.

Sheriff’s Detective Tony Greer, Riverside County lead investigator, said: "In reviewing all of the Internet postings I did not see any direct threat of violence towards the church or any personnel of the church." Nonetheless, the jury did find Henson guilty of "interfering with a religion," and for this he was sentenced to six months in prison.

Henson fled to Canada and petitioned for political asylum. Three years later, in 2005 when his case was finally reviewed, the petition was denied and he was ordered to present himself for deportation. Instead Henson fled to the US. In February 2007 he was arrested in Arizona, where he remained until his release in September 2007.

tl;dr: Dude stands around with a sign outside of a gated compound and for this he's sentenced to Federal prison.

Punishment not fitting the crime, I'd say.

Moar Intergalactic Xenophonic Fun

Xenophon: Intergalactic Badass

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

LORD XENU IS AN AUSSIE! (BRINGING DELICIOUS CAKE)

SCIENTOLOGY FAILSHIP SINKING FAST! SMART RATS, JUMP NOW!!!

Australian Senator Xenophon calls for a general investigation into the criminal activities of the Church of Scientology.





(South Australia, November 17 2009 8.09 pm):

I rise to speak tonight on an issue of utmost seriousness... that I believe deserves a great deal of scrutiny by law enforcement agencies and by this parliament. In the past few weeks, I have been contacted by former members of the Church of Scientology after I questioned the tax exemption status the organisation has under our tax laws during an interview on the Seven Network’s Today Tonight. I want to take this opportunity to pay tribute to the work of reporter Bryan Seymour, who, under the leadership of Craig McPherson, Executive Producer of Today Tonight, has prepared more than two dozen stories on this organisation. I also commend the network for its willingness to dedicate considerable resources in the courts to ensure these stories have rightly been put to air. I was also concerned by a recent story in the Australian about the coronial inquest into the death of Edward McBride. Coroner John Lock had requested personal records of Mr McBride held by the Church of Scientology as part of the inquest but these documents were not forthcoming. Instead, they were shifted by the organisation from Brisbane to Sydney and then on to the United States. Since I made those initial comments about taxation on Today Tonight, a number of former followers of Scientology have written to me. These people rightly see themselves as victims of Scientology and they have provided long and detailed letters to me about the workings of this organisation. I seek leave to have copies of these letters tabled, some of which have had the names of some Scientology followers deleted with the permission of the authors.

Leave granted.

Senator XENOPHON:
Having read the state ments and subsequently met with the people who provided them, as well as having read a significant amount of research conducted by my office, I am deeply concerned about this organisation and the devastating impact it can have on its followers. In my view, this is two-faced organisation. There is the public face of the organisation founded in 1953 by the late science fiction writer L Ron Hubbard, which claims to offer guidance and support to its followers, and there is the private face of the organisation, which abuses its followers, viciously targets its critics and seems largely driven by paranoia.

In France, the organisation was recently convicted of fraud and it is also facing charges in Belgium. Meanwhile, in the USA a number of former high-ranking Scientology executives have broken their silence about the organisation, talking to the St Petersburg Times in Florida where its international headquarters are located. The executives say they witnessed the head of the organisation, David Miscavige, assault staff members dozens of times and they say he also urged others to commit assault. The executives also claim the organisation has used blackmail and threats against former members and perceived critics of the organisation, and that the organisation has knowingly repeatedly obstructed justice. Claims have also been made that information provided to the organisation by members during what are known as auditing sessions, which are a crude hybrid of confession and counselling and for which the organisation claims so-called priest penitent privilege, was then used to blackmail and manipulate members.

What we are seeing is a worldwide pattern of abuse and criminality. On the body of evidence this is not happening by accident; it is happening by design. Scientology is not a religious organisation. It is a criminal organisation that hides behind its so-called religious beliefs. What you believe does not mean you are not accountable for how you behave. The letters received by me which were written by former followers in Australia contain extensive allegations of crimes and abuses that are truly shocking—crimes against them and crimes they say they were coerced into committing. There are allegations of false imprisonment, coerced abortions, embezzlement of church funds, physical violence, intimidation, blackmail and the wide-spread and deliberate abuse of information obtained by the organisation. It is alleged that information about suspicious deaths and child abuse has been destroyed, and one follower has admitted he was coerced by the organisation into perjuring himself during investigations into the deaths of his two daughters.

These victims of Scientology claim it is an abusive, manipulative, violent and criminal organisation, and that criminality is condoned at the highest levels. Aaron Saxton is one of the victims of Scientology who wrote to me. He was born into the organisation and rose to a position of influence in Sydney and the United States. In his statement, he says that when he was a child his mother was coerced into signing over guardianship of him to a Scientology official so he could be moved to Australia. In or around January 1990, he was told by the organisation not to report the attempted rape of him by a man. He says this was due to the organisation’s public relations policy. Aaron was still a child when, he says, he was asked to cover up the defrauding of credit cards and cash by a Scientology employee. He says the organisation exercised frightening levels of control over followers. At least 10 times was forced to endure a diet of beans and rice for periods of up to two weeks as punishment. And because of Scientology’s bans on medications and seeking medical attention, he says, he was forced at times to extract his own teeth without the aid of pain-killers.

At age 16, Aaron says, he was made a security guard for the church. In this role, he says, he issued so-called non-communication orders on no less than half a dozen families, including his own. These orders forced members of the organisation to cut off all contact with relatives and friends for fear of punishment. In his statement, Aaron says he was also forced to participate in the illegal confinement and torture of a follower who was kept under house arrest. Aaron says he accessed more than 150 files that contained personal information on followers, much of which was obtained during so-called auditing. This information is meant to be confidential. It is not. Aaron says this information was used to blackmail followers to keep them in the church as well as to discredit former followers if they left. This was a condoned violation of the so-called priest-penitent privilege. Aaron says he was also involved in deleting files of a member who had suicided.

Disturbingly, Aaron has also spoken out against the organisation’s policy on abortions. He says while under the control of Scientology he was involved in coercing female followers to have abortions. He says this was in line with a policy designed to keep followers loyal to the organisation and to allow them to keep working for the organisation. Aaron says women who fell pregnant were taken to offices and bullied to have an abortion. If they refused, they faced demotion and hard labour. Aaron says the hope in the organisation was that if these pregnant women were given these punishments they would give in and have an abortion or miscarry. Aaron says one staff member used a coat hanger and self-aborted her child for fear of punishment. He says she was released from the organisation and the files destroyed.

In 1991 Aaron says he was sent to Scientology headquarters in Florida, where he was involved in the removal of funds from Scientology bank accounts to pay for private services for executives in the organisation. He also says he was made to falsify bank records and ordered more than 30 people to be sent to Scientology’s work camps, where they were forced to undertake hard labour. He also says he used personal and financial information of followers to track them down if they tried to leave. Aaron has said the organisation forced him to create fraudulent education certificates for children under the age of 15 in order to allow them to work for the organisation. He also says he was coerced into putting five individuals under house arrest on five separate occasions. These people were not permitted to leave until the organisation had obtained, through coercion, the statements it wanted.

Aaron also claims knowledge of two instances where followers in the United States confessed to murder but this information was not passed on to police. He also says while in the United States he was ordered by superiors to remove documents that would link a Scientology staff member to murder. Aaron says he and other members opened the files of several celebrity Scientologists in order to glean information which could be used as leverage to force a greater commitment to the organisation. Some might call that blackmail. In his statement he also details attempts which were made to coerce one celebrity Scientologist into having an abortion. He says the young man who impregnated the celebrity was forced from the organisation and cut off from his parents, who remained Scientologists.

Aaron said he was so heavily under the control of the organisation’s bizarre power structure he was complicit in ordering the beating of one follower and facilitated the beating of another. He says he was ordered to help a Scientologist who was hiding from authorities and admits to ordering the throwing overboard of a man from the Scientology ship the Freewinds. He is not sure if this order was ever carried out.

Aaron has now left the organisation and is willing to cooperate with police investigations into these matters. He was born into the cult, and he says he regrets the control it had over him and the things he did as a result. I ask my fellow senators: do these things sound like religious activities to you? Does this sound like an organisation that should be receiving support from the Australian taxpayer in the form of tax exemptions because they claim to be a religion?

I have also received correspondence from Carmel Underwood, another former member and another victim of Scientology. She says that while she was working for the organisation in Sydney she fell pregnant and was put under extreme pressure to have an abortion. When she refused, she was put on a disappearing program. Carmel also worked for the organisation’s financial planning arm and says that when requests for payments for abortions were made by the organisation’s executives they were never questioned, even though all other requests for funds were met with delays and haggled over. Carmel says she also witnessed a young girl who had been molested by her father being coached as to what she should say to investigating authorities in order to keep the crimes secret. Carmel says she was physically assaulted by a representative of the organisation during an argument.

And when she finally left the organisation, she says, information she divulged during so-called auditing was used by members to discredit her. Carmel says she chose to speak out because she knows there are many more victims of Scientology, many of whom are still caught up in the organisation and are being physically, financially and mentally abused. Carmel’s husband, Tim, supports his wife’s story and says the couple suffered serious financial hardship because of their involvement in the organisation. He says they were forced to pay more than $100,000 to publicise the organisation and for so-called religious texts and courses. It is incredible to think that the Christian Bible is free in every hotel room in the country, but Scientology texts and courses can cost followers their life savings and even fortunes they do not have and feel compelled to borrow.

One of the saddest correspondences I have received—and they are all sad—is from Paul Schofield. He also alleges the cover-up of child abuse by the organisation and admits being part of a campaign to cover up the facts surrounding the deaths of two of his daughters. Paul says his first daughter, Lauren, who was 14 months old, was being babysat at the organisation’s building in Sydney when she was allowed to wander the stairs by herself and fall. She died in hospital two days later. Paul says he felt pressured by Scientology executives not to request a coronial inquiry—pressure he ultimately gave in to. He was also told if he sought compensation from Scientology he and his wife would be ineligible for any other services.

His second daughter, Kirsty, who was 2½, died after ingesting potassium chloride—a substance used as part of a so-called purification program run by the organisation. Under the direction of Scientology executives, Paul says he perjured himself to the police, and during the coronial inquest, in order to protect the organisation. Under incredible pressure he agreed to lie because he was scared he would be heavily punished by Scientology if he told the truth. It is a decision he regrets to this day.

I have received statements from Anna and Dean Detheridge who claim to have been subjected to physical and mental abuse during their time with the organisation. Anna says she was instructed by the organisation to disconnect from her sister because her sister was gay and therefore, according to Scientology, dangerous, perverted and evil. Anna and Dean also provided evidence where information they and others have revealed to the church have been used to blackmail and control. They also provided more information about coerced abortions.

Kevin Mackey wrote to me detailing his 26 years of abuse in the organisation. In his letter, which I have tabled, he says:

When one begins Scientology there is nothing weird or space alien about it ... in fact Scientology as seen by a newbie is a Godsend to a troubled soul.

But he goes on to say: Once you have taken the bait and become hooked, the real Scientology is presented, very slowly, over years. This psychological conditioning Kevin is talking about eventually saw him and his wife hand over almost a million dollars to the organisation in exchange for services and products.

Other families have contacted me expressing grave concerns about their children who are still under the control of this organisation. But they have asked that I do not identify them for fear of never hearing from their children again. Another victim of Scientology, Peta O’Brien, wrote of being discouraged by the organisation from seeking treatment for cancer. She has also provided evidence of being assaulted and cut off from her son while they were both part of the organisation.

These allegations are serious, and many names have been removed from the letters I have tabled in the Senate tonight, but those names have not been removed from copies I am providing to the police. This organisation must be investigated. These victims of Scientology have spoken out at considerable personal risk, and I commend them for that. And I would encourage other victims of Scientology to come forward, contact the police or contact my office—but, most importantly, speak out.

I also believe the activities of this organisation should be scrutinised by parliament because Australian taxpayers are, in effect, supporting Scientology through its tax-exempt status. I say to all Australians: as you fill in your tax return next July or August, ask yourself how you feel knowing that you are paying tax and yet this criminal organisation is not. Do you want Australian tax exemptions to be supporting an organisation that coerces its followers into having abortions? Do you want to be supporting an organisation that defrauds, that blackmails, that falsely imprisons?— because, on the balance of evidence provided by victims of Scientology, you probably are.

Do we really want to be funding an organisation that turns supporters into victims in its pursuit of power and wealth? That is why I am calling for a Senate inquiry into this organisation and its tax-exempt status. In the past Scientology has claimed that those who question their organisation are attacking the group’s religious freedom. It is twisted logic, to say the least. Religious freedom did not mean the Catholic or Anglican Churches were not held accountable for crimes and abuses committed by their priests, nuns and officials—albeit belatedly. Ultimately, this is not about religious freedom. In Australia there are no limits on what you can believe. But there are limits on how you can behave. It is called the law, and no-one is above it.

Tied up, but not in a good way

'Nuther web wandering excerpt:
A leaked e-mail from a Scientology leader describes the scene [Ground Zero after 9/11]:

“Additionally we are trying to move in and knock the psychs out of counseling to the grieving families and that could take another 100 plus people right now. Due to some brilliant maneuvering by some simply genius Sea Org Members we tied up the majority of the psychs who were attempting to get to families yesterday in Q&A, bullbait and wrangling. They have a hard time completing cycles of action and are pretty easy to disperse.”

Just something to think about when you're at a site with a sudden troll infestation.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Neil Gaiman is a Scilon?

From a random site I surfed:

"Neil Gaiman’s family members are all high-ranking Scientologists; father David Gaiman was head of the Guardian Office and is active in Russia, sister Claire Edwards is an executive in Scientology Missions International (recruiting end of Scieno), wife Mary Gaiman is listed as “clear” in 2002, Mother Sheila Gaiman is a big time Scientologist with her own site and is also active in Russia. Other sister Lizzie Calcione “runs a Scientology practice in East Grinstead, that is a mixture of auditing and WISE delivery.” The Gaiman Family USA were awarded Scientology’s “Founding Patron” and “Patron” status for 2004 & 2006. This award is only given to people who donate significant amounts of money to “clear the planet.” According to Celebrity Scientology blog-writer Grahame when asked about Neil’s scientology current status: “My answer is that I heard from a close relative of his that he (Neil Gaiman) is taking services at Flag."

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Stuck in an electronic incident

"Later, during a reception, Cruise was overheard chatting with another American man about the protesters outside the venue. "They're squirrels," Cruise said angrily, according to a witness. Stuck in an electronic incident. It makes me so angry!"

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Scientology sez: swine flu iz conspiracy!!!!

Leaked email from OSA (Office of Special Affairs) UK:

From: Graeme Wilson
Date: Sun, 3 May 2009 23:25:57 +0100
To: Graeme Reid Wilson
Subject: Mexico and "swine flu"

Dear All,

Please see below briefing and request from Gaby Gadiot, who is coordinating Volunteer Minister help to people in Mexico whose lives are being put at risk by measures taken to combat "swine flu."

It appears that the actions being taken in response to the so-called "swine flu" are causing more disruption than the flu itself. So far, 9 people have been confirmed as having died from swine flu. Compare that to 250,000 who die of "regular" flu every year around the world. Meanwhile, share prices are soaring of the drug companies selling drug in vast quantities in preparation for the heralded pandemic.

Do let Gaby know if you can do anything to help.

Best

Graeme

"Swine flu in Mexico has seen the closure of public places: schools, restaurants, markets and even churches. (including our own churches who continue to produce from their own homes). So far, this measures seem to have created a bigger problem than the flu. This has had a devastating impact on many workers, street sellers and small businesses already struggling to survive. Thousands of people have lost their sources of income. Thousands more have seen their livelihood wiped out.

"Entire families and even communities have no income, no food and are unable to keep a roof over their heads. This makes them even more vulnerable to flu. Mothers have been advised not to breast feed their babies to avoid the risk of infecting them. By not being able to go out to work, they can't provide milk.

"Please donate what you can. Just £15 provides enough milk to keep a baby alive for one month. Just £40 buys a food parcel to keep a whole family for a fortnight.

"Your donations will be sent directly to the volunteers helping these families to supply them with basic food, fresh dinking water, soap, bleach, vitamins to help their immune system etc. (they will also be getting TWTH booklet and assists as needed)

"Food, vitamins etc. will keep the nutrition in, which is important for the immune system and of course keeps them up tone and less likely to key in. THESE actions will be creating a healthy situation rather than "resisting" and concentrating on "not getting sick".

"With your contributions we can help bring order and calm into this area. Please send your donation by cheque or bank transfer to:

"In the UK:

"Effective Life Solutions
"28 Chequer Road
"East Grinstead
"West Sussex
"RH19 3BW
"Account number 76556811 Sort Code 090126"

Friday, October 30, 2009

Return of the Dark Eyed Juncos


When I arrived home yesterday around dusk I heard a steady chit... chit... chit...* in the woods nearby. It was softer than a chipmunk's call and then it moved suddenly several yards away and I knew it had to be a bird. But who?

Now I see several dark eyed juncos in the bushes and the memory of their calls returns to me. Of course! How could I forget.

This is the time of year when the cute little guys suddenly mob us. They'll hang around until springtime when they'll just as suddenly head west and north for their breeding season.

Fun facts: Dark eyed juncos like to make a pew-pew-pew noise kinda like sci-fi phaser sounds.#
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Sound files here.
* Click "Chip notes (Slate-colored race)" to hear.
# Click "Kew calls ("Slate-colored" race)" to hear.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Church of Scientology guilty of fraud in France

From MSNBC.com.
updated 8:03 a.m. ET, Tues., Oct . 27, 2009
PARIS - A Paris court on Tuesday convicted the Church of Scientology of fraud and fined it more than half a million euros — but stopped short of banning the group as requested by prosecutors.

The group's French branch immediately announced it would appeal the verdict.

The court convicted the Church of Scientology's French office, its library and six of its leaders of fraud. Investigators said the group pressured members into paying large sums of money for questionable financial gain and used "commercial harassment" against recruits.


I'm glad France and Germany are capable of distinguishing dangerous sects from more benign religious groups. We have a hard time doing that in the US for a variety of reasons.

It's true that lots of religious groups have strange ideas and may promote bigotry or backward ideas. Still, it's worth noting that many largely ignore their more unpleasant official teachings and spend most of their time trying to be helpful to those who seek them out.

Scientology is another kettle of fish. It's nothing like the typical religious groups most of us know from our communities. It's history reveals that the word "religion" is nothing more than a legal loophole --a protection from the IRS and scrutiny for fraudulent claims.

Which other religion has so many associated front groups? I find the effort to hide the connections between Scientology and the natural medicine movement and the anti-blasphemy or "hate speech" movements disturbing, particularly when these groups seem to have connections to the UN and human rights movements around the globe.

Sunday, October 25, 2009

The Scientology-Naturopathy Connection

About ten years ago I knew someone friendly to $cientology who also had a number of odd health ideas. She wanted people to write to authorities in support of Hulda Clark, who I understood to be some sort of quack. I smiled politely and ignored the strangeness.

When Tom Cruise ranted about using vitamins, detox, and excercise to treat depression, I thought, "what a douche," and not much else. Naturopathy was an unknown to me then. But now the naturopathic theme in Cruise's rant seems obvious.

$cientology has been funding schools of naturopathy in Britain.

Some discussion of mercury militia and DAN! $cientologists here.
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Front groups:
= Ability Academy Inc. (dba, Delphi Academy of San Diego)
= Ability Apple School
= Ability Plus Academy of Colorado, Inc.
= Ability Plus Connecticut, Inc.
= Ability School of Utah
= Academy for Learning (formerly, Mission of the Children, Inc.)
= American Detoxification Foundation
= Applied Education, Inc. (dba, Delphi Academy of Sacramento)
= Applied Scholastics Colorado
= Applied Scholastics Hawaii
= Applied Scholastics International
= Applied Scholastics of Florida, Inc. (dba, Applied Scholastics East U.S.)
= Applied Scholastics of Orange County
= Applied Scholastics Outreach
= Applied Scholastics Western United States
= Association for Better Living and Education International
= Bear Hill School, Inc. (The)
= Bridge Publications, Inc.
= Building Management Services
= Canyon View Academy
= Carroll Rees Academy and Arts
= Cherish the Children Foundation, Inc.
= Chicagoland Academy, Inc. (dba, Delphi Academy of Chicago)
= Church of Scientology Flag Service Organization, Inc.
= Church of Scientology International
= Church of Scientology Western United States
= Church of Spiritual Technology (dba, L. Ron Hubbard Library)
= Citizens Commission on Human Rights (CCHR)
= Citizens for an Alternative Tax System
= Clearwater Academy International
= Clearwater Community Volunteers, Inc.
= Criminon International
= Criminon Western United States
= Criminon, Inc.
= Delphi Academy of Boston, Inc.
= Delphi Academy of Florida
= Delphi Schools, Inc.
= Earth Organization
= Ebony Awakening, Inc.
= Education Basics and Beyond, Inc (also, The Brighten School)
= Excalibur Foundation
= Flag Ship Trust (FST)
= Foundation Church of Scientology Flag Ship Service Organization (FFSSO)
= Foundation for a Drug-Free World
= Foundation for Advancements in Science and Education
= Foundation for Religious Freedom (took over Cult Awareness Network)
= Friends of Narconon, International
= Golden Academy and Tutoring Center
= Happy House
= Hollywood Education and Literacy Project (HELP Harlem)
= Hollywood Education and Literacy Project (HELP Los Angeles)
= Hollywood Education and Literacy Project (HELP Miami)
= Hollywood Education and Literacy Project (HELP Orange County)
= Hollywood Education and Literacy Project (HELP Portland)
= Hubbard College of Administration (strangely, this entity advertises itself as "secular", but is registered as a religious entity at the IRS)
= International Academy of Detoxification Specialists (dba, New York Rescue Workers Detoxification)
= International Foundation for Human Rights and Tolerance
= Jensen Family Foundation
= Lafayette Academy
= Lewis Carrol Academy of the Arts, Inc.
= Literacy and Education Ability Resources Network, Inc. (dba, LEARN, Inc.)
= Literacy and Education Awareness Project
= Los Gatos Academy
= Minnesota Applied Study Technology, Inc.
= Mojave Academy, Inc.
= Narconon Drug Prevention and Education, Inc.
= Narconon Eastern United States
= Narconon Florida, Inc.
= Narconon Gulf Coast, Inc.
= Narconon Hawaii
= Narconon Idaho, Inc.
= Narconon Inc.
= Narconon International
= Narconon Northern California
= Narconon of Georgia, Inc.
= Narconon of Oklahoma, Inc. (dba, Narconon Arrowhead)
= Narconon of the South, Inc.
= Narconon Sacramento
= Narconon Southern California
= Narconon Stone Hawk
= Narconon Western United States
= New Era Publications International ApS (Denmark)
= New Era Seniors, Inc.
= New Mexico Ranch School, Inc.
= New Village Academy ("NVA uses study technology as an umbrella methodology woven through the subjects." )
= Phocis, Inc.
= Pinewood Academy of Literacy and the Arts
= Pollack Family Foundation, Inc.
= PROCIVICOS (Volunteer Ministers for Civil Protection)
= Religious Technology Center (from Form 1023)
= Renaissance Academy Inc.
= Say No to Drugs
= Scientology Missions International (from Form 1023)
= Second Chance Program, Inc.
= Sequoia Academy, Inc. [ref, ref]
= Set A Good Example [SAGE] Foundation (formerly, Concerned Businessmen's Association of America, Inc.)
= Shuttleworth Leadership Society International (also, Shuttleworth Academy/Mary's Schoolhouse)
= Standard Education, Inc.
= The Bryan and June Zwan Foundation, Inc.
= The Community Learning Center, Inc. (dba, World Literacy Crusade of Pinellas Co.)
= The Literacy, Education and Ability Program
= The Truth and Freedom Foundation
= The Way to Happiness Foundation International
= WISE (World Institute of Scientology Enterprises)
= World Literacy Crusade International
= World Literacy Crusade of Florida, Inc.
= Youth for Human Rights International
= Youth Specialist Centers, Inc.

International eforts:
Another organization concerned with enforcement of human rights is the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE). The OSCE is an inter-governmental body which consists of more than 50 European countries, as well as the United States and Canada.

The OSCE has developed a series of treaties which have recognized the vital need for infusing human rights principles into agreements considered essential to resolving conflicts.

The Church of Scientology International’s Human Rights Office in Brussels is a nongovernmental organization (NGO) with the OSCE. Its staff regularly participate in human rights sessions organized by the Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights of the OSCE and other intergovernmental bodies and also organize regular roundtables and conferences on human rights themes.